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San Francisco Abp. Says Nancy Pelosi Cannot Receive Eucharist Until Revoking Abortion Support

San Francisco Abp. Says Nancy Pelosi Cannot Receive Eucharist Until Revoking Abortion Support

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By Jacqueline Burkepile

Pray for Nancy Pelosi!

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced on Fri., May 20, that House Speaker Nanci Pelosi is prohibited from receiving Holy Communion until she publicly revokes her support for abortion.

The San Francisco representative often describes herself as a “devout Catholic,” despite her stanch support and advocacy for abortion up to birth. Her position disregards Church teaching.

In his letter, the archbishop cited Code of Canon Law, canon 915, which states that “those…obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

He said this is a pastoral decision, not a political one. It comes after “numerous attempts to speak with her.”

“After numerous attempts to speak with her to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetratingthe scandal she is causing, and the danger to her own soul she is risking, I have determined that the point has come in which I must make a public declaration that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion unless and until she publicly repudiate her support for abortion ‘rights’ and confess and receive absolution for her cooperation in this evil in the sacrament of Penance.”

Archbishop Cordileone also sent the announcement to the priests of his diocese.

He also warned this decision could “increase attacks on Catholic Churches.”

“Our churches are already being targeted for violence, and our worship services are being disrupted, which motivated me to send you the memo last week asking you to be more attentive to security measures on your property. These attacks may now likely increase. I realize this,” he said in a letter to San Francisco’s diocesan priests.

“But for us, as faithful disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, this is a cause for rejoicing, for the only reason this is happening is due to the Catholic Church’s consistent defense of the sanctity of human life in all stages and conditions, and especially at its beginning in the womb of the mother.”

“I am convinced that this is a time that God is calling us to live the last beatitude: ‘Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven’ (Matthew 5:11-12).”

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle! ⚔️🛡️⚔️

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